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Cloudwick Announces Open Source Adaptive Security Managed Solution for the Digital Enterprise

Cloudwick One® OSAS Analyzes Billions of Events to Detect Unknown and Insider Threats

San Francisco, CA – RSA Conference – February 29, 2016 – Cloudwick, the leading provider of bimodal digital business services and solutions, announced today its new Cloudwick One® Open Source Adaptive Security (OSAS) managed solution built using Open Network Insight (ONI), powered by Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub (EDH).

“We are pleased to be launching the first Big Data OSAS managed solution for the digital enterprise,” said Mani Chhabra, founder and CEO of Cloudwick. “Cloudwick One OSAS enables the enterprise to analyze network and cloud traffic and events at big data scale and speed resulting in detection of unknown and insider threats in hours rather than weeks.”

Cloudwick One® OSAS leverages ONI, an open source solution announced by Intel and optimized for Cloudera EDH. Cloudwick One OSAS delivers advanced visibility into operational and security threats by using modern analytics performing at cloud scale. For organizations with dynamic data centers and networks, ONI provides actionable insights into suspicious traffic by analyzing billions of events in order to detect unknown and insider threats.

Key Benefits

  1. Suspicious Connects: Use machine learning to filter out normal traffic and look for patterns in unusual network connections. Patterns can be triaged and high-risk traffic or connections can be reported to incident response, medium passed through to the machine learning, and low risk removed.
  2. Suspicious DNS: Machine learning filters out normal DNS traffic to show patterns in an underlying graph, such as unusual rank order, network or geographical context as it relates to the domain and external threat intelligence.
  3. Storage Prediction: Future storage needs can be predicted based on data accumulation over a period of time, and the more data that exists, the more accurate the prediction.
  4. Incident Response: Take a specific IP address (i.e., one believed to be a potential risk) and gather the details and characteristics of its associated communications to build a timeline of the conversations that originated with it.
  5. Storyboard: Communicate threat intelligence across the organization by presenting results in a storyboard, showing details of the events including: what (impact), how (incident progression), where (geolocation), and when (timeline). Communicate results via interactive visualization as well as text, with a high-level summary for an executive audience, as well as details to address deeper questions.

Most existing non-Big Data OSAS solutions are focused on situational awareness through signature matching and rules and can only analyze millions of daily events. Cloudwick One® OSAS can analyze billions of events in order to detect unknown events and insider attacks and diagnose dark areas. Existing tools produce too many false positives due to poor rule writing, analyzing data without context and long baseline training. Cloudwick One® OSAS delivers fewer false positive alerts by triangulating the data with context to assure alerts are legitimate.

Alan Ross, chief cloud security architect at Intel and ONI core team member, said, “While current threat intelligence tools help, identifying unknown threats and attacks remain a challenge. Open Network Insight accelerates the ability for enterprises and service providers to expose suspicious connections and previously unseen attacks using flow and packet analysis technologies. We are pleased to name Cloudwick as an ONI Committer and to receive Cloudwick’s expert help getting ONI to organizations that need this advanced level of threat protection.”

“We are thrilled to see Cloudwick’s adoption of Open Network Insight and Cloudera’s enterprise data hub, powered by Apache Hadoop, in order to accelerate the development of their cybersecurity managed solution,” said Sam Heywood, director of product management, Cloudera. “We are excited to partner with Cloudwick as they continue to extend the capabilities of their solution as the open source community continues to evolve ONI and Apache Hadoop.”

In addition to meeting Cloudwick in Cloudera’s booth at RSA, see Cloudwick at Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit and Strata and Hadoop World.

About Cloudwick

Cloudwick is the leading provider of bimodal digital business services and solutions to the Global 1000. Its offering, Cloudwick One®, includes solutions such as business intelligence modernization, data science, big data pilot-to-production, IoT and mobile application development, cloud, data pipeline and more, enabling data-driven enterprises like 3M, Bank of America, Comcast, Home Depot, Intuit, JP Morgan, NetApp, Target, Visa, and Walmart to gain competitive advantage from open source, big data, cloud and advanced analytics.

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Cloudwick is a registered trademark. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

Cloudwick Announces Record-Breaking 1000% EMEA Growth in 2015

Tina Diamond, A Recognized European Big Data Industry Veteran, Appointed to Lead Cloudwick’s EMEA Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax & Databricks Enterprise Business

Newark, CA – January 26, 2016 Cloudwick, the leading provider of Big Data services and solutions to the Global 1000, announced the appointment of industry expert and veteran Tina Diamond as Regional Sales Manager for EMEA. This comes on the heels of the company announcing record 2015 growth from its European Operation, with 2016 plans to grow to more than 50 Big Data consultants, which will bring the company’s total worldwide operations practice to more than 260 consultants by year-end.

“The growth of our company is directly tied to our ability to successfully build, operate and manage modern data and business analytic solutions for our clients,” said Mani Chhabra, Cloudwick CEO. “To maintain the highest level of service delivery quality, our methodology is to train and certify one class of consultants at a time. We established and perfected this in the U.S., replicated it in Europe, and graduated the first class shortly thereafter. Our proven methodology for training and certifying consultants, coupled with Tina’s expertise at opening new markets, provides the foundation we need to achieve our growth targets over the next year and beyond.”

Ms. Diamond joins Cloudwick from Whishworks, where she led their Big Data and Business Development Practice. By conceiving and launching the “Think Big, Start Small” approach with Hortonworks, Cloudera, MapR, Cisco and Databricks, Ms. Diamond puts into place the relationships, resources and technologies traditional enterprises need to transition into modern data and analytic businesses. Prior to that, Ms. Diamond held sales management and business development positions in a number of high technology start-ups in Silicon Valley. She has her postgraduate masters in Organizational Leadership from Oxford University.

“We have been searching for a strong entrepreneur and seasoned sales executive to help us unlock the tremendous opportunity in EMEA,” said Mark Schreiber, Cloudwick GM. “Tina has developed strong personal relationships with Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, DataStax, Databricks, AWS and Cisco, and understands the organizational challenges business leaders face when transforming their businesses. Her rare combination of enterprise and vendor relationships will open a lot of important doors and expand our footprint in EMEA.”

Learn more about Cloudwick at Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, March 14-16 in Grapevine, Texas, or Strata & Hadoop World, March 28-30 in San Jose, California.

About Cloudwick

Cloudwick is the leading provider of big data services and solutions to the Global 1000. Its offering, Cloudwick One®, includes solutions such as business intelligence modernization, data science, big data pilot-to-production, IoT and mobile application development, cloud, data pipeline and more, enabling data-driven enterprises to gain competitive advantage from open source, big data, cloud and advanced analytics. For more information, visit www.cloudwick.com.

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Cloudwick and Cloudwick One are registered trademarks of Cloudwick. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

Cloudwick Expands Sales Team as It Doubles Big Data-as-a-Service Revenues in 2015

Cloudwick Hires Industry Sales Veterans to Lead Its Enterprise BDaaS

Newark, California – October 13, 2015Cloudwick, the leading Big Data-as-a-Service provider to the Global 1000, has expanded its sales management team with the addition of Chris Mische as Global Director of Sales and Brendan Stone as Western Region Account Executive. Both will report to Mark Schreiber, General Manager. As Global Director of Sales, Mische is responsible for managing Cloudwick’s direct and channel sales in the U.S. and EMEA, while Stone will focus on expanding the company’s Western U.S. BDaaS and Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) business.

Mische is recognized as one of the leading big data sales executives by Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, Intel, and Amazon Web Services as having been responsible for leading enterprises like Nike, Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare, Honda, NBC, Optum and GE to becoming modernized and data-driven. This experience positions him well to expand the Cloudwick sales team and further strengthen the company’s partnership programs. Prior to joining Cloudwick, Mische held sales management positions with Zaloni, NetApp, Zirious and McKesson.

Stone comes to Cloudwick from his position in big data enterprise sales at WANdisco, where he was a top performing account manager and consistently exceeded quota. Prior to WANdisco, he held sales positions at Marketo, Oracle and SAP, which gives him rich technology insight to offer clients seeking Cloudwick’s BDaaS and AaaS solutions.

“Chris is an accomplished sales executive who is adept at creating and initiating successful sales programs in the open source space, and he’s already hit the ground running,” said Mark Schreiber, Cloudwick GM. “Brendan also brings a similar level of experience in Big Data and has an extensive history of continually exceeding quota. These appointments are the next step in our growth acceleration, allowing us to bring our services to more customers as more and more requests come in.”

The sales expansion comes as Cloudwick’s revenue has more than doubled in 2015 as demand for its BDaaS and AaaS continues to accelerate as more enterprises find competitive advantage from Hadoop, Cassandra and Spark. According to MarketsandMarkets, Big Data-as-a-Service is poised to grow from $1.8 Billion in 2015 to $7.0 Billion in 2020 at a CAGR of 31.5% (“Big Data as a Service Market by Type of Solutions — Hadoop as a Service, Data as a Service, Data Analytics as a Service — Global Forecast to 2020,” September 2015).

About Cloudwick

Cloudwick is the leading Big Data-as-a-Service provider to the Global 1000. Its offering, Cloudwick One®, enables data-driven enterprises to gain competitive advantage from open source, big data, cloud and advanced analytics.

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Cloudwick is a registered trademark. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.